Anthony Joseph helps you get to grips with producing memoirs, letters, diaries and journals
In this workshop on life writing, Anthony Joseph explores how to bring novelistic flair to the writing of memoirs, biographies and autobiographies.
This workshop is part of An Island Full of Voices: Writing Britain Now
Anthony Joseph is a Trinidad-born poet, novelist, academic and musician. He is the author of four poetry collections and three novels. In 2019 he was awarded a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship. As a musician and spoken-word artist he has released seven critically acclaimed albums which blend Afro-Caribbean music, free jazz and funk. The most recent, People of the Sun (Heavenly Sweetness) was recorded in Trinidad and released in 2018. In the same year he curated Windrush: A Celebration, a series of five events which celebrated the literary and musical legacies of the Windrush generation, culminating in a gala concert at the Barbican as part of the London Jazz Festival. Anthony’s most recent work, Kitch, a fictionalised biography of calypso icon Lord Kitchener, has been shortlisted for The 2019 Republic of Consciousness Prize, the OCM Bocas Fiction Prize for Caribbean Literature, and the Royal Society of Literature’s Encore Award. In 2019 he was awarded a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship.
This event is supported by British Council, ACE, Routledge and QMUL.